Opportunities for students

BRAIN CHILE 2024

BRAIN CHILE 2024

→International Grant

Are you passionate about science and technology? Join BRAIN Chile, the place where your innovative projects take off towards a bright future. 🚀💡

Requirements
Teams that include at least one undergraduate or postgraduate student (master’s and doctorate) or an academic or researcher, who study or work in national and international higher education institutions, and who are developing scientific-technological based products and/or services that have at least one proof of concept to support their feasibility and/or applicability.

There is no maximum number of members per team, however, each member can only participate in a single application.

The nominated project must be scientific-technologically based with a level of development between TRL 3 and TRL 5. That is, at least have a basic prototype or proof of concept and not be in the commercialization process.

Prize
$59,000,000 Chilean pesos equivalent to US$65,000, approximately. (The above, according to the following distribution: In the acceleration stage, a maximum of $1,500,000 (or equivalent) will be awarded to each of the 10 selected teams and then in the final awards ceremony the remaining $44,000,000. (or its equivalent)).

Registration open: from 01/29 to 05/15 – 22:59 (GMT-04:00)

Register here: https://brainchile.cl/‌

 

Real Life Experience (RLE) Scholarship Research- 2024-1

Real Life Experience (RLE) Scholarship Research- 2024-1

1.Objective: Provide financial support to undergraduate students who wish to carry out their internships within the Preprofessional Project (RLE) course in research projects developed at our University.

2. Scope: This fund is used to cover the fees of the pre-professional practitioner during their work on the RLE course.

3. Funding: For the 2024-1 academic period, up to four (04) scholarships of S/. 4,600.00 each to cover the stipend given to the student at all costs.

4. Deadline for the submission of proposals: March 8, 2024.

Read the guidelines here.

Any questions about this funding opportunity should be directed to the Research Department by writing to investigacion@utec.edu.pe. Indicate “RLE Research Scholarship 2024-1” in the subject of the email.

 

Tesis de Pregrado y Postgrado en Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica 2024

Tesis de Pregrado y Postgrado en Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica 2024

→National Grant

General Objective: The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Thesis in Science, Technology and Technological Innovation competition seeks to promote research in Science, Technology and Technological Innovation in undergraduate and postgraduate students through the financing of theses, to obtain academic titles and degrees and integrating postgraduate thesis projects to CTI research groups.

Call priorities:

The proposals presented in this competition must be framed in one of the areas of OECD knowledge, and preferably related to one of the following thematic areas:

Thematic areas

1. Adaptation and mitigation to climate change

2. Valuation and sustainable use of biodiversity

3. Circular Economy

4. Health

5. Food safety

6. Renewable energies

7. Information and communication technologies ICTs

Applicant profile

Students, graduates or high school graduates from Peruvian universities licensed by SUNEDU on the closing date of the application, who must meet the following requirements:

  1. In the case of students, undergraduate or high school graduates.
    – Not be over 28 years of age (counted as of the closing date of the application).
    – Students must be enrolled in one of the last two years of studies.
    – In the case of undergraduate graduates, the graduation date must not be more than three years from the closing date of the application for this competition.
    – In the case of high school graduates, the date of the diploma must not be more than three years from the closing date of the application for this contest.
  2. In the case of students or postgraduate graduates
    – Not be over 45 years old (counted as of the closing date of the application).
    – Students enrolled from the first cycle of studies can apply.
    – In the case of Postgraduate graduates, the graduation date must not be more than five years from the closing date of the application for this contest.

Deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 13:00:00 local time UTC/GMT -5 hours

Read the contest rules in the official webpage.

Prototypes for Humanity

Prototypes for Humanity

Present your project – make a lasting impact!

We invite you to join us to take part in our programme celebrating solutions addressing the most pressing challenges of our time. Showcase your project and together let’s work towards creating a brighter future for all!

Benefits include:

  • An invitation to Dubai for students and professors of selected projects
  • Prize fund of $100,000
  • Global publicity
  • Investment opportunities
  • Venture-building Programme for all applicants
  • Collaboration Programme for all professors

Who can participate?

Students and recent graduates of any undergraduate or postgraduate course are welcome to apply. Graduates who gained their qualification no more than two years ago are also eligible to participate.
Applications can be submitted either by the student/graduate, or, by the project supervising professor on behalf of the student/graduate.

Evaluation Criteria

Our criteria outlined will serve as the basis for the evaluation and is used by the jurors to evaluate all aspects of each entry.

  • Positive impact on people, communities or the planet
    Whether addressing social issues, environmental concerns, or community development, the potential positive influence of each project will be a crucial factor.
  • Rigour of academic research
  • We are seeking projects that demonstrate a deep understanding of the challenges addressed, demonstrating the students’ ability to identify pertinent issues, as well as their subsequent comprehensive research.
  • Application of technology
  • Technological integration, be it low or high, will be a significant aspect for consideration. Whether incorporating cutting-edge advancements or utilising simple yet efficient solutions, the effective leveraging of technology is crucial for your project’s success.

Deadline: August 4, 2024

Apply here.

Provost Scholarship for undergraduate research 2024-01

Provost Scholarship for undergraduate research 2024-01

1. Objective: Provide financial support to outstanding undergraduate students for the development of their research projects at the University.

2. Scope: This fund can be used to finance new or ongoing research projects. It can cover expenses associated with materials and consumables, costs of scientific publications and/or participation in scientific meetings, or any other requirement related to the student’s research activities.

3. Funding:For the 2024-1 academic period, up to (05) scholarships of S/ 5000 each will be awarded to finance the Final Year Project (PFC) – Research work, or other research activity.

4. Deadline: March 8, 2024.

You can read the guidelines here.

Any questions about this funding opportunity should be directed to the Research Department by writing to investigacion@utec.edu.pe. Indicate “Provost Scholarship 2024-1” in the subject of the email.

Funding for student attendance at scientific events-Applications open 2024

Funding for student attendance at scientific events-Applications open 2024

1.Objective: Provide financial support to UTEC undergraduate and graduate students so that they can present their scientific work at national and international conferences and/or competitions.

2. Expected results: Presentation of an impactful scientific paper at a national or international conference or competition and, if applicable, publish the scientific paper in the conference proceedings (conferences whose proceedings are indexed in the Scopus database are favored).

3.Amount and scope: Funding for up to S/ 5,000.00 will be granted to selected proposals. The financing must be used to cover expenses related to the student’s participation in the conference or scientific event, such as payment for registration or registration, tickets, travel expenses, among others.

The nature of this program is “open window”. That is, as applications are received, they are evaluated and financing is granted to the proposal(s) that meet the indicated requirements. Applications will be received until the total allocation of the available funds from this call.

Read the guidelines here.

Any query regarding the rules or the contest in general should be sent to the following address: investigacion@utec.edu.pe.

How to Apply  Climate Story Fund

How to Apply Climate Story Fund

The Focus for 2024: Visions of a Climate Just Future

The Doc Society Climate Story Fund is seeking to support compelling storytelling and impact strategies from around that world that can help audiences envision the just transition, and activate them to make these visions a reality.

We will prioritize applicants that creatively explore how communities today are experimenting with new pathways for a more safe and just future for all; how responsive governments and civil society are counteracting the efforts of a fossil fuel industry determined to slow down the radical transformation of our livelihoods; and how leaders are steadfastly navigating complexity as they remain committed to repairing past harms.

We are eager for stories that showcase how climate action can lead to abundance. How systems are being redesigned to be more inclusive, creating more opportunities without leaving anyone behind.

Not stories that are overloaded in technical language and facts. Rather stories that deeply resonate with a universal love for place, love for community, and love for future generations.

If this sounds like the project that you’re working on, please apply here.

The application is available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Call for applications closes on February 7 at 11:59 PM PST.

The global agrifood techpreneur programme

The global agrifood techpreneur programme

Each year, young graduates are invited to submit an application about a food system challenge in the country they reside and their solution to addressing it. All qualified proposals submitted for the Global AgriFood TechPreneur programme will be promoted in March as we celebrate World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. All qualified Global AgriFood TechPreneurs will have access to the Food System Sustainability Programme (FSSP) Master Classes, Food Industry Sustainability Index Tool and be enrolled in a 6 week interactive course on Entrepreneurship, Tech and Sustainability in the Food System supported by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) via Business Builder platform. We are also working with world class business schools across the globe to ensure that the course case studies are very informative and impactful.

Where relevant, the Global AgriFood TechPreneurs will adjust their proposals based on the knowledge they have acquired through the Food System Sustainability Masterclasses, Food Industry Sustainability Index Tool, RBS Business Builder Platform and the 6 week interactive course on Entrepreneurship, Tech and Sustainability in the Food System. The updated proposal will be shared with the expert panel for evaluation and recommendation for support. All supports made available to the Global AgriFood TechPreneurs will be dependent on the quality of their proposal, their participation in the prgramme and the supports that our partners can provide to them. The top 10 Global AgriFood TechPreneurs will present their businesses during the webinar on Financing a Sustainable Food System as we recognise Word Soil Day and International Day of Banks on in the first week in December; providing more visibility for the AgriFood TechPreneurs.

Deadline: 20th February 11:59pm GMT

Training period: 6 weeks starting from beginning of July

Review Period: October 25- November 24

Apply here.

GIST International Undergraduate

GIST International Undergraduate

Eligibility Application

1 Candidates who are able to submit an Apostilled(or consular-verified) high school diploma by the registration deadline.
2 Applicants must have foreign citizenship and satisfy one of the following requirements.

– Neither of the applicant‘s parents is a Korean citizenORFor an applicant of Korean origin, he or she must have completed elementary, middle, and high school outside of Korea and have never been enrolled in any schools in Korea.

Notes
Applicants must meet both of the above requirements, #1 and #2.
GIST does not acknowledge alternative qualification examinations and programs such as GED, home schooling, online courses or other similar qualifications for the International Students Admission process.
Applicants who have participated in online learning with their school due to COVID-19 are eligible if they submit an explanatory letter and evidence.
International schools located in Korea are NOT acknowledged as foreign schools.

Korean citizens with dual or multiple citizenship are not eligible to apply.

If an applicant of non-Korean origin meets the eligibility requirements but has attended from high school in Korea, he or she is eligible to apply. (i.e. a foreign student attending a Korean high school / 국내고교 출신 외국인학생)
If an applicant has only one legal guardian, that legal guardian’s citizenship will be considered for the applicant’s eligibility. (Evidential documents must be submitted to prove the legal guardianship and custody for that guardian)

GIST does not have a transfer program for international students. All applicants must apply as a freshman student.

Apply here.

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries

→International grant

Attention, researchers from developing and transition countries! The Georg Forster Research Fellowship supports you – postdoctoral and experienced researchers – with your research in Germany.

Through the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications and from all fields. These researches must come from developing and transition countries – excluding PR China and India (see list of countries, PDF). As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and our diverse sponsorship portfolio.

What we offer?

The Georg Forster Research Fellowship enables you to conduct your own research at various stages of your career in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of your choice. Hosts may apply for a subsidy for research costs.

You must meet the following criteria:

The Georg Forster Research Fellowship is exclusively for post-doctoral researchers with above-average qualifications from developing or transition countries. Your research must address questions relevant to the further development of your region of origin, regardless of your field.
Deadlines: The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this programme meets every February, June and October. Please send your completed application form, including any additional documents required, well in advance of the desired selection date. Applications are usually processed within four to eight months. Incomplete or inaccurate applications take longer to process and often have to be postponed to a later Selection Committee meeting.

Please enter the official webpage for more information and how to apply.